As Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) continues to build sustainable mixed-use estates around the country, it remains focused on strengthening partnerships with leading educational institutions that form an indispensable part of the company’s drive to create centers of growth and connectivity.
ALI’s estates feature partnerships with educational institutions that have established modern campuses in the company’s master-planned developments, helping to create communities that foster excellence and enhance urban living in strategic locations across the Philippines.
“Ayala Land’s estates are unique in the sense that they greatly improve the experience of living in a city through their interconnectivity and the availability of all fundamental needs in one compact and sustainable community,” said John Estacio, Estate Head of Nuvali in Laguna and Alviera in Pampanga. “One such fundamental need is education, and our partnerships with schools and colleges ensure that families are provided with quality learning opportunities in close proximity to their homes,” Estacio added.
Estacio cited the Alviera master-planned estate in Central Luzon, which includes learning zones as one of its key components. These zones are designed to be the platform for educational excellence that will serve students from around the region through schools such as Holy Angel University (HAU) and Miriam College.
“HAU’s campus in Alviera will ultimately cater to all educational levels and will include support facilities such as a chapel, athletics venues, and dormitories over a 10-hectare land area. The school is targeted to become operational in the next 5 years,” said Estacio. Miriam College Alviera on the other hand, will sit on a 10-hectare campus and will offer senior high school and college courses in the fields of arts, design, management, and technology.
Miriam College also partnered with ALI to establish a campus in Nuvali, the country’s first and largest eco-community development which straddles the cities of Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao and Calamba in Laguna. The school chose Nuvali because of the rapid economic growth in the Laguna area, and more importantly, Miriam College’s and ALI’s shared values of sustainability, community development and environmental advocacy.
Sitting on another 15-hectare property in Nuvali is Xavier’s new 21st-century learning campus. The school’s grounds and facilities provide for different types of learning, and are equipped with the proper IT infrastructure that enables the school to promote 1-to-1 computer-based instruction.
Recently opening its doors to K-12 students, International Catholic school Everest Academy, stands on a 20-hectare property south of Nuvali with 3 buildings, a church, sports complex, library and other complementary facilities.
Not too far away from Nuvali, De La Salle Santiago Zobel (DLSZ) forged another partnership with ALI for an extension campus in Vermosa in Cavite. Through its existing student programs in various fields of academics, science and technology, sports, arts and music, DLSZ Vermosa offers a dynamic learning community that inspires discovery and holistic development.
Students at the Vermosa campus can also hone their athletic skills at the world-class Vermosa Sports Hub, which would be available as a training facility for DLSZ’s athletes and national team members who represent the Philippines in both local and international competitions.
ALI’s estates in Visayas and Mindanao, such as the Atria district in Iloilo and Azuela in Davao, also boast of renowned educational institutions such as Ateneo de Iloilo and an Enderun Colleges facility respectively.
Since its establishment in 1988 as the real estate arm of Ayala Corporation, and after its pioneering development of the country’s premier financial and commercial district now known as Makati Central Business District and Ayala Center, ALI now has a total of 26 sustainable estates and is present in 57 growth areas nationwide.